Dr Evangelia Ganniari Papageorgiou

Course Director

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Evi started her academic career in 2006. During all her years of employment in various academic institutions in the UK (Coventry University and Staffordshire University) and in Greece (National Technical University of Athens and British-Hellenic College), she has always been looking for ways to enhance her teaching practices and to provide an excellent learning experience to her students. The implementation of novel teaching techniques such as Flipped Classroom and Student Response Systems are some of the innovative practices she has successfully integrated into her teaching.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Higher Education Academy (HEA)/Fellow
  • Greek Society of Experimental Mechanics/Founding member
  • Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE)/ Graduate member

Academic qualifications

Her UG and PG studies were focused on Applied Mechanics. She was awarded her MEng (2004), her MSc (2006) and her PhD (2010) by the School of Applied Mathematics and Physical Science of National Technical University of Athens. Her PhD Thesis was focused on the optimization of the techniques used for the restoration of the Parthenon Temple in the Acropolis of Athens.


Solid Mechanics/Stress Analysis

Finite Element Analysis

Research interests

Evi’s research interests are in the areas of Solid Mechanics and Computational Mechanics focusing on the mechanical behaviour of non-linear anisotropic materials (brittle materials such as porous stones, marble, ceramics). One of the main features of her research is the combined use of analytical, numerical and experimental techniques for the analysis of the internal stress/strain fields of solid bodies and structures.

Selected Publications

  1. E.Ganniari-Papageorgiou, M.E.Fitzpatrick and A.Chroneos, ‘Germanium diffusion in aluminium: connection between point defect parameters with bulk properties, Journal of Materials Science:Materials in Electronics, Vol. 26(11), pp. 8421–8424, 2015, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10854-015-3510-5

  2. S.K.Kourkoulis, M.Mentzini and E.Ganniari-Papageorgiou, ‘Restored marble epistyles under bending: A combined experimental and numerical study’, International Journal of Architectural Heritage, Vol. 7(1), pp. 89-115, 2013,

  3. S.K.Kourkoulis, V.Panagiotopoulou and E.Ganniari-Papageorgiou, ‘The role of the fracture plane's inclination in the restoration of marble epistyles’, Journal of Cultural Heritage, Vol. 13, pp. 426-436, 2012

  4. S.K.Kourkoulis, M.Mentzini and E.Ganniari-Papageorgiou, ‘Experimental and numerical study of a fractured marble epistyle restored with layers of titanium bars’, EPJ Web of Conferences, Vol. 6, 09002, 2010

  5. S.K.Kourkoulis, E.Ganniari-Papageorgiou, ‘Restoring fragmented marble epistyles: Some critical points’, Journal of Cultural Heritage, Vol. 11(4), pp. 420-429, 2010

  6. S.K.Kourkoulis, E.Ganniari-Papageorgiou and M.Mentzini, ‘Dionysos marble beams under bending: A contribution towards under- standing the fracture of the Parthenon architraves’, Engineering Geology, Vol. 115(3-4), 246-256, 2010

  7. S.K.Kourkoulis, E.Ganniari-Papageorgiou, ‘Experimental study of the size - and shape- effects of natural building stones’ , Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 24(5), pp. 803-810, 2010

  8. E.Ganniari-Papageorgiou, ‘Joining fragmented epistyles using threaded titanium bars: A numerical analysis’, Strain, Vol. 45, pp. 445-455, 2009

  9. S.K.Kourkoulis and E.Ganniari-Papageorgiou, ‘Bending of fragmented architraves restored with titanium bars’, Engineering Transactions, Vol. 56(2), pp. 159-180, 2008


Evi currently is the Course Leader for the MEng/BEng Mechanical Engineering Awards. She is also Module Leader in a series of modules relevant to the areas of statics, stress analysis, vibration analysis and dynamics.

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